Women, Beware the Devil
Women, Beware the Devil

Women, Beware the Devil London Reviews and Tickets

(10 Reviews)
Members say
Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Confusing, Entertaining

About the Show

The world premiere of Sunday Times Playwriting Award-winner Lulu Raczka's new drama. 

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Member Reviews (10)

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138 Reviews | 17 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if your into a mixture of history and relevance

Don't see it if you don't like dark thrillers

159 Reviews | 25 Followers
Entertaining, Confusing, Clever

See it if you want a delightfully dark, surprisingly funny and sublimely acted play.

Don't see it if you’re easily confused. The first half largely succeeds but the second half has too many threads going on for its own good. Read more

73 Reviews | 5 Followers
Ambitious, Clever

See it if You want a entertaining play that doesn’t quite know what it wants to be, part satire, part comedy of manners, part supernatural thriller

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy period theatre

433 Reviews | 105 Followers
Confusing, Dark, Slick staging

See it if you like theatrical experiences that are not easy to classify or explain, covering several themes, directed with visual flare and well acted

Don't see it if you don't care for weird plays that have many tonal shifts, stage blood, or plays where it's not clear what the point of it all real is.

53 Reviews | 5 Followers
Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like subversive theatre.

Don't see it if The comedic direction doesn’t always work.

11 Reviews | 0 Followers
Funny, Clever set, Entertaining

See it if You just enjoy theatre! The staging is clever and the costumes are fabulous.

Don't see it if Well, honestly it was very silly so don’t go if you prefer straight drama. It’s pretty funny at times but not really my cup of tea.

4 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You love things about witchcraft in Old England. Also see it if you want to see GREAT acting!

Don't see it if You're very religious or easily offended. Also, if the sight of blood affects you!

1 Review | 0 Followers
Clever, Confusing

See it if Production and cast are both excellent. The second act is a disjointed mess that keeps flying off in different directions, never resolved.

Don't see it if Don't expect logic or realism.

Critic Reviews (12)

February 23rd, 2023

“Rupert Goold doesn't maintain his directorial grip on the script. It begs an interesting question: given that the text is so quick to capitulate between feminist-tinged black humour and serious meditation on gender politics one cannot help but wonder whether a female director would have been better suited to execute it.”
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The London Evening Standard
February 23rd, 2023

“The shape-shifting audacity of the play makes it exciting to watch, if ultimately confounding...This is a wild ride with the Devil. And if anyone can conjure up a theory that explains it all, I’d love to hear it.”
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Time Out London
February 23rd, 2023

“...it’s never less than entertaining, a wickedly funny study of women and wickedness and wickedness in women. Infernally good stuff.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
February 23rd, 2023

"The devil is in the detail and that’s lacking, the second half a melee of plotting and talking. It’s hard, finally, to care as the power struggle intensifies. A case of buyer, beware."
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The Guardian (UK)
February 23rd, 2023

"If it is a failure, it is a heroic one, performing the rare feat of leaving this critic impressed, exasperated but temporarily speechless."
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The Times (UK)
February 23rd, 2023

“The plotting is so erratic that I began to wonder if I had fallen asleep during key scenes... I apologise for such a vague summary, but there were long stretches when I honestly had little idea of what was going on.”
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London Theatre
February 24th, 2023

"The play needs greater cunning and more significant horror, too. It’s all well and good for a show to chance the word “boo” but not if one’s response to the scare tactics is a mere shrug."
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The Stage (UK)
February 23rd, 2023

“The devil, as they say, is in the detail, and this play is far too nebulous. It is not quite diabolical; but it needs a hell of a lot more work.”
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